Salem Quilt Guild Embroidery Update
About one month ago, Sue started working on a nifty pattern by Crabapple Hill called “Mystery at the Salem Quilt Guild“. It is an embroidery pattern crafted in four panels. The first panel has been traced, colored with crayons, basted to a piece of muslin, and now the embroidery is complete.
Salem Embroidery Needs Light Box
The paper pattern for each panel is approximately 48″ x 15″. Handily enough, when we purchased the pattern we picked up four fabric pieces as well. At least the background will match on all four sections as she continues her way through this project! Our new lightbox was used to trace the detailed embroidery pattern onto the fabric. The whole saga behind the need for a new lightbox was shared in an earlier post back in January. It’s a bit of a giggle!
The size of the screen along with some binder clips was perfect for holding the paper and fabric steady while tracing.
Salem Embroidery Progress
The first panel has had these basic steps completed:
- tracing complete
- coloring complete
- ironing/blotting of the crayon done
- muslin backing washed, ironed and attached with a long basting stitch
- all of the embroidery stitches
- while the left photo shows the beginning of embroidery, the right photo shows some of the sparkly specialty threads that are used
Salem Embroidery Panel 1
The panel is so long that a two-segment was pretty much necessary, don’t you think?! I apologize for all the wrinkles and hoop marks.
We are repeating these same steps on the second embroidery panel. Sue loves having a nice hand project for the evening or to pick up during any free time moments.
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